8 - 9 June 2022
THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE
Dr Norman Swan will deliver the Annual Conference Keynote presentation
Dr Norman Swan
Dr Norman Swan is Australia’s most respected health journalist, broadcaster and commentator. He has emerged as the go-to health correspondent during the COVID19 pandemic and is regarded as one of the most trusted voices in the country on Coronavirus. He hosts the daily ABC podcast Coronacast which aims to help answer questions about coronavirus or COVID19. The podcast breaks down the latest news and research to help the community understand how the world is living through a pandemic.
In his keynote presentation, Norman will talk to us about risk in the Covid era. How do we deal with risk, what lessons have we learnt and what we still have to learn.
Dr Norman Swan hosts The Health Report on the ABC’s Radio National, a regular panelist on The Drum and a guest reporter on Four Corners on ABC Television. The Health Report is the world’s longest running health programme in the English-speaking world and Norman has won many awards for his work including Australia’s top prize for journalism, the Gold Walkley.
Norman trained in medicine in Scotland and paediatrics in London and Sydney before joining the ABC and has hosted many other programmes on radio and television. He was the medical host on Channel Ten’s Biggest Loser for six seasons and two of his recent Four Corners have had a high impact. One on waste in the healthcare system, and the other changed the debate about doctors’ out of pocket charges.
Norman has consulted to the World Health Organisation, co-chaired a global meeting of health ministers in Bamako West Africa and has been the Australian correspondent for both the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ).